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Barty and Djokovic keep No.1 ranking; Collins into top 10

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Newly topped Australian Open ladies’s singles champion Ash Barty has maintained her greater than two-year grip on the primary rating after successful her third main title with a straight units victory over Danielle Collins on Saturday.

Barty, winner of the French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon the next 12 months, has prolonged her rating factors lead over incumbent No.2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, with French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova rising one spot into third after making the quarterfinals in Australia for the primary time.

Poland’s Iga Swiatek strikes up 5 locations into fourth after making her first main semifinal outdoors of a clay courtroom, whereas 28-year-old Collins jumps up 20 locations to be within the top ten for the primary time after a powerful run to her maiden Grand Slam closing.

“It’s been an amazing fortnight for you,” stated Barty of the American in her publish match speech after Saturday’s closing. “You’re in the top ten and it’s absolutely where you belong. I know you will be fighting for many more of these in the future.”

Former No. 1, Spain’s Garbine Muguruza drops 4 locations into seventh after dropping within the second spherical at Melbourne Park.

In the lads’s rankings, Italy’s Matteo (*10*) is the one mover contained in the top ten, climbing to a brand new profession excessive of No.6 after making the semifinals at Melbourne Park for the primary time, with Russia’s Andrey Rublev dropping to seventh.

Novak Djokovic, with 20 grand slam titles, will proceed as No. 1 regardless of lacking the Australian Open after being deported for not assembly the nation’s strict COVID-19 vaccination guidelines.

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev maintains second no matter his outcome in opposition to Rafael Nadal within the Australian Open males’s closing to be performed later Sunday.

Nadal, tied with Djokovic and Roger Federer with 20 grand slam titles, stays fifth, behind Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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